About Tim Fowler


Hi, my name is Tim Fowler and I am a science instructor at Olympic High School, Silverdale, WA.   I teach Biology and Biotechnology.

I was born in England in the county of Lincolnshire (think Iowa!).  After high school (Queen Elizabeths Grammar School, Alford) I went to the University of Liverpool where I majored in Microbiology and Genetics.  After that I was off to the University of Glasgow (Scotland) M.R.C. Virology Unit to get a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology.

Over 30 years ago I moved to the United States to do postdoctoral research in Developmental Molecular Biology at Berkeley, CA.  in the lab of Dr. Steve Beckendorf. http://mcb.berkeley.edu/faculty/GEN/beckendorfs.html

After all of this school it was finally time to get a real job!  I worked in the Biotechnology industry for 12 years.  I worked at a Biotechnology company called Genencor.  There I worked on making a variety of "green" biological enzyme products designed to replace harsher chemical processes.

It was at Berkeley where I met my beautiful wife, , and about 19 yrs ago Claire was born (Blakely School Spirit).  We recently got a new Gordon Setter Pup called Jack.  (Jack is now 4 years old)

For fun I like to ride Racebikes at the track.  For a video of me and my friends on our bikes check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BkOWMXYMnQ , or, more recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccRgGAQ9GBQ    My friend, Barry, who takes the video, recently filmed his crash at Thunderhill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZjMtXAuMtg

I also play guitar in several gigging bands  like "Psycho Sushi" and Olympics own "Staff Infection" Check us out at the 2013 Multicultural Assembly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C86u_xSL-xo

Finally I like to spend as much time outside as possible (campingfly-fishing, and gardening etc.)